Conclusion: Outdoorsy adventure with a touch of hokum, Call of the Wild ditches literary pretension for audience-pleasing escapism with Clark Gable and Loretta Young at their most iconic (and one fantastic dog in support!). Fox's Blu Ray is the original, uncut version - with a picture as crisp and invigorating as newly fallen snow. . What Do You Think?
Excerpt: At its peak, The Call is thematically gripping, avoiding exploitative measures as Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) frantically works to locate trapped teenager Casey Wilson (Abigail Breslin), whom is locked inside an unknown vehicle with a deranged killer in the driver’s seat. Turner is given a contrived backstory, a stressful failure that haunts her six months out. Under her direction and decision making, a teenager was murdered, pushing Call’s focus selfishly to its star.
Excerpt: I remember seeing the trailer for The Call in the theater. It looked rather contrived, but just as filmmaking is an art, so too is trailer cutting. After hearing a little positive buzz upon its release, I thought perhaps the film was ill-served by its own promotion. Um…nope. Jordan Turner (Halle Berry, Catwoman ) is a Los Angeles 911 operator who takes the wrong call at the wrong time—so wrong, in fact, that she is never the same.
Excerpt: It’s rarely a problem when the heroes of action movies are called into action, but it proves ruinous for The Call , a tense and efficient little thriller right up to the moment when Halle Berry, a 911 operator, decides to leave her desk. A seasoned veteran of “The Hive,” a sophisticated control center that links the city’s 911 operators with first responders, Berry is admired for her quick thinking and calm disposition in puzzling through life-or-death situations on the...
Excerpt: De bägge bärande gestalterna i denna delvis acceptabla, delvis irriterande slafsiga nagelbitare är två kvinnor som kommer att betyda allt för varandra trots att de i det längsta bara står i telefonkontakt med varandra. Vad de har är varandras röster och en gemensam uppgift: att avstyra ett avskyvärt brott som rullas upp närapå i realtid.